This is an old recipe passed down from my great-grandma. I remember the whole family getting together on Sunday afternoons and she would always have a feast ready for us. This was always a family favorite.

Crystal Kanaley
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until evenly browned and crispy, about 10 minutes. Add lettuce; cook and stir in the bacon grease until lettuce wilts, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix buttermilk, salt, and pepper into bacon-lettuce mixture; cook and stir until buttermilk sauce thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Whisk flour into sauce if needed to thicken.

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Nutrition Facts

117 calories; 5.7 g total fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 382 mg sodium. 8 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2014
Made this with our first lettuce from the garden. It was not a head of red leaf but instead a mixture of red and green leaf lettuce. It was better than we both were anticipating. You do have to be careful when adding the buttermilk as it wants to curdle. I did add a little Wondra as a thickening agent rather than the flour at the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2014
Made this with our first lettuce from the garden. It was not a head of red leaf but instead a mixture of red and green leaf lettuce. It was better than we both were anticipating. You do have to be careful when adding the buttermilk as it wants to curdle. I did add a little Wondra as a thickening agent rather than the flour at the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2014
Made this with our first lettuce from the garden. It was not a head of red leaf but instead a mixture of red and green leaf lettuce. It was better than we both were anticipating. You do have to be careful when adding the buttermilk as it wants to curdle. I did add a little Wondra as a thickening agent rather than the flour at the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2017
It was better than I thought it would be! Really like it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2019
I grew up on this , but forgot how to make it, my dad called it hurt lettuce, t could eat a whole pan of it Read More